The American Medical Association is offering a 3-hour online nutrition course for physicians to help patients make the nutritional changes they need to prevent and help treat heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
The AMA underscores the organization's commitment to improving physician well-being using collaborative partnerships, targeted analytics, and expert resources.
Researchers recommend 7 online tools and mobile apps to help healthcare professionals reduce stress, burnout, depression, and suicidal behaviors.
Though equal numbers of men and women are now entering medical schools, the majority of physicians are still male, and female physicians face several unique stressors.
Based on data from patient consultations, researchers found that the percentage of European dermatologists recognizing signs of depression or anxiety was 44% for depression and 35.6% for anxiety.
The trend of private equity investment in dermatology practices may threaten the future of autonomy among practicing clinicians.
Some experts claim reducing physician salaries is the answer to the growing cost of healthcare; one physician shares his opinion on the matter.
The two most common reasons for malpractice claims against dermatologists were procedure-related errors and misdiagnoses.
Almost 30% of eligible practices failed to register and report data in the first year of the Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier program.
In order to meet the 2017 Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act participation reporting deadline and avoid a Medicare payment penalty in 2019, physicians must report on at least 1 patient and 1 measure by the end of the year.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule, which is set to reduce payments for testing services conducted in physician office-based laboratories.
Scientists continue to be the targets of legal action from pharmaceutical, medical device, and nutraceutical companies when published studies frame these companies' products in an unfavorable light.
In 2016 there was a deceleration in health spending growth, following faster growth in 2014 and 2015, in association with Affordable Care Act coverage expansions and strong retail prescription drug spending growth.
Researchers surveyed 1300 physicians in the US between July 2017 to August 2017 to examine experiences and attitudes toward cybersecurity, data management and compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines.
The letter calls for improvement in the management of drug shortages and requests that Congress address the underlying reasons for this ongoing drug shortage problem.
The societies note that this policy change could jeopardize patients in communities that are most in need of access to these treatments.
The researchers found that the expedited programs included priority review (90 drugs), accelerated approval (26 drugs), fast-track (63 drugs), and breakthrough (29 drugs).
After the Republicans passed their tax reform bill in the Senate over the weekend, the American Heart Association released a statement detailing their concerns about the legislation.
Merging CVS, which has 10,000 retail clinics and pharmacies, with Aetna means more health services will likely move out of doctors' offices to store-based providers across the nation.
The Value-Based Payment Modifier is not associated with performance differences between practices serving higher-risk and lower-risk patients.
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